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Seafarer Finlay Campbell

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SEAFARER Finlay Campbell was born in Helensburgh in 1869. He signed on as an apprentice on a full-sailed clipper ship, the "Earl of Wemyss".

His captain was another Helensburgh man, Captain Colquhoun. Their ship sank during a storm and Finlay was one of a few survivors.

For about 30 years he sailed the seas of the world and, during that time, he saw the change from sail to steam.

He then worked for the North British Railway. He was based at Craigendoran Pier, and crewed on the Clyde steamers. He worked on the "Redgauntlet" and was on it when it ran aground on rocks off Bute.

He ended his career, aged 65, at the Helensburgh Goods Station.

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Wednesday January 31 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden

Wednesday February 28 — Developing the Mackintosh Club: cancelled because of snow

Wednesday March 21 — Joint Meeting with the North Clyde Archaeological Society; Fiona Baker: Loch Lomond's Ellan Vhow and its Castle

Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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